They say being a mom is the hardest job among the hundreds of occupations on national and state lists. Except motherhood is not on those lists. There is no income to be earned, no health benefits, it’s not a 9 to 5 job, no lunch breaks, vacations, holidays or sick days. Who would want a job working 24 hours a day without any benefits.
I sometimes wonder when those people who deride motherhood, complain about babies crying on airline flights, kids who run around in any store and talk way too loud ever stop and think, hey, a mother brought me into the world (who probably was a monumental pain a lot more then they believe).
My mom now a grandmother gave me some great advice. Understand when you take children to the grocery store or any store, they’re going to touch things even drop things, they’ll moan, bicker and beg. They’ll cry and be loud. If there was an age limit in the retail industry our world would go to (well, you know where). Remember: Those stories of misbehaving children gives many people something to talk about. You are doing them a service.
Even with sleep deprivation, days without showers and hours and hours of Monster’s University, there is so much joy and love. I can’t imagine life without our sweet and at times exasperating baby boy.
I look forward to 2016 and our continuing journey into the unknowns of motherhood. Someone told me being a mom is more then worth it. Get through the bad days, love and remember those amazing perfect hours. My resolution this year is to journal all the amazing moments in our child’s life so we don’t forget. Someday, you’ll get to tell all the stories kids will just hate your for. You never know when you need to pull out an embarrassing story. It’s a parents right and you need to be prepared.
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